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When Luzerne County Community College came to Pittston with the opening of a center on Main Street last fall, Mayor Michael Lombardo hoped it would become incorporated into the city’s ever-expanding art community. So did LCCC President Tom Leary. This summer, that is about to happen.

LCCC will offer a drawing class from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 17 to Aug. 13. The 3-credit course is officially titled CAR-119, Drawing I, and is part of the commercial art curriculum in the communications arts department.

“Luzerne County Community College has demonstrated leadership roles in every community,” Lombardo said. “It is my belief that the college will become a hub and the center for art education in the city. The college’s decision to offer a drawing class this summer is a clear demonstration of their commitment to the arts.”

“We’re are excited to be part of the revitalization of the City of Pittston and appreciate and applaud the city’s commitment to the arts,” Leary said. “We envision our Pittston site as a center for the arts in Pittston and are open to suggestions from the community as to what classes we should offer.”

The drawing class is open to students of all ages and abilities, including high school students who qualify for the college’s Young Scholars program. It will be taught by Sheena Dalley, M.F.A., an adjunct professor of art and graphic design and adviser to the college’s art club, which offers arts and crafts during the city’s Second Friday Art Walks at tents in front of the school.

To register or for information, visit luzerne.edu or stop by the LCCC Pittston Center.